Opinion

Royal Ranil?

Dentistís waiting rooms are good places to catch up on odd news items in outdated magazines. Nursing an aching tooth in one such venue I was riveted by an item in TIMEís April 2003 issue on Asian Heroes.

In its Profile of Ranil Wickremesinghe it says [quote] " Sri Lankaís Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe was born for politics. One of his ancestors was a 17th century King".

Could some genealogist or historian enlighten us as to the veracity of this astounding [and hitherto modestly hidden] claim?
R. B. Diulweva
Ganetenna


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